Master Bath to Private Patio
2001 | University City
- Complete Remodel of Master Bath
- Large Tile Sunken Tub Was Removed and Replaces with a Large Walk-In Shower with Step Down, and Reconfigured Recess Shampoo Shelves and Small Return Wall
- Built Large Amount of Linen Storage in Middle of Room That Also Acts as Wall to Give Toilet Area More Privacy
- Installed Grab Bar at Shower Entrance
- Installed New Sliding Doors to Patio That Visually Connect this Bath to the Outdoors
- This Bathroom Utilizes Most of My Functional Bath Recommendations
- Cabinets: Classic White Raised Panel Thermofoil Doors and Parts
- Cabinet Interior: White Melamine
- Lighting: Liton Halogen Recessed Ceiling Cans on Dimmer Switches and Placed over Work Areas and Cabinets
- Countertops: Quartz Man Made Stone Tops
- Backsplash: 4″ Tall Quartz
- Sink: White China Undermount
- Faucet: Satin Nickel Wide Spread Two-Lever
- Shower: Custom Tile
- Toilet: Traditional White with Tank
- Ventilator: NuTone QT130 130 Cfm Vent on 1 Hour Timer
- Heater: Cadet TK-151 Toe Kick Heater on 1 Hour Timer
- Flooring: Porcelain Tiles That Look Similar to the Mexican Pavers We Used Throughout the Home in Previous Remodels
- Wall Treatment (Shower): American Olean Martinique Undulated Ice White Tile (MT25881K2)
Designer: Danilo Nesovic
Contractor: Danilo Nesovic
Interior Decoration: Homeowner, With Inputs From Danilo Nesovic
Cabinet Manufacturer: Danilo Nesovic
This is the third major remodeling project we did for this client. The style is in keeping with the South American country look we created for them in their kitchen and home’s other core areas.
Like the majority of my clients who originally requested this white painted look, as you will see in my portfolio, when I showed them samples of white raised panel thermofoil doors and explained how easy they are to keep clean, how they last many years longer than a painted door, and how much less expensive they are, they selected the thermofoil. Unlike most other kitchen fabricators, I do not limit the molding options for a thermofoil cabinet project like this to only thermofoil light valence or crown moldings, since they are very limited in size, shape, and color. When I say these doors look like painted doors, I am not exaggerating. What I have always done with solid color thermofoils like this is offer all the same molding that we use on real wood projects, and simply paint the wood to match the thermofoil. This has always given my thermofoil projects much greater depth and detail than other manufactures, who do not seem as capable of thinking outside the box and mixing materials to create unique and stunning detailed overall looks that can be shaped to any style, by the use of appropriate detailed moldings. Classic, Mission, Craftsmen, Art Deco, and most other styles are not defined as much by the actual door style used as they are by the choice of how to accent the doors with accompanying crown, casing, or light valence molding that create the overall style.
We removed a tile sunken tub and replaced it with the reconfigured walk-in step-down shower with recessed shampoo shelves and grab bar. Note the robe hooks and towel rings attached to the tiled post.
Storage for linens, towels, and robes were added with the unique cluster of pantry-like cabinets that act as a central partition for this bath, creating more privacy for the toilet area while keeping storage just a step away from any point in the bath.
One sink was kept in the main bathroom with the second sink outside the bath, between the bathroom entryway and bedroom closet area. The only functional bath features the client did not choose to utilize were the wall cabinets for storage near the sinks.
The vent and on-demand heater in this bath, if used diligently, should greatly increase the longevity of the mirrors, cabinets, grout and all other materials in this room.
The only thing this client could to do today to upgrade this bath classic bath is change the ceiling Halogen lights to new LED versions.